Portland Parks & Recreation has closed one of the two sets of ramps on the Eastbank Esplanade until further notice. People using the path today were given no prior warning before coming to chain-link fence and sign announcing the closure. A QR code on the sign links to a page on Parks’ website that says, … Read more
A man and his young daughter were assaulted by a stranger while bicycling on the Eastbank Esplanade this past Saturday. According to the Portland Police Bureau, a 36-year-old man, his wife and his 5-year-old daughter were pedaling on the Esplanade just south of the Hawthorne Bridge when they were approached by a man who began … Read more
Anyone who rides near the Willamette or Columbia rivers should keep an eye on the forecast. On Saturday afternoon the City of Portland Parks & Recreation bureau announced a partial temporary closure of the Eastbank Esplanade path between the Steel and Morrison Bridges due to high water levels. Multnomah County says the same issue will … Read more
“We are keeping [the stairs/elevator option] on the menu for the design phase, but it’s safe to say it has no supporters.”— Mike Pullen, Multnomah County Advocates lining up to testify at today’s Portland City Council meeting that includes an agenda item about the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge Project might want to edit their remarks.
Cycling advocates raised major concerns about construction detours and closures that will be required for the Burnside Bridge replacement project.
There’s a good reason why the Oregon Department of Transportation abhors delay when it comes to their freeway expansion megaprojects: Because the longer reporters and advocates have to dig into the details, the more dirt they find.